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495 HP, 470 ft lbs torque, 0 - 60 in under 3 seconds, $60,000, mid engined with double clutch transmission and a v-8. Oh yea. Haters out there need to drive one first. Makes me drool.D
Which is why sometimes the factory gets it right. I believe it was the Ford Focus st, it ONLY comes in manual.
There is no manual transmission—not even as an option...Ick. Just Ick. What is the point of a "sports car" without a manual? Might as well drive a minivan. And don't get me started on not one, but TWO screens (that I can see, maybe more?) in the car, and 50 million buttons on the steering wheel. More expensive, unnecessary, and unreliable "technology" to break...I don't have a problem with it being mid-engined, there's a lot of good reasons for going with that layout. But the effete North American automobile market has killed the stick shift!
the more I deal with traffic in all sorts of parts of the US, the more I am starting to believe that the more 'automatic' stuff we put in cars, the worse people are getting as drivers. We are removing people further and further from the actual mechanics of driving, the less they pay attention to what is going on around them. Automatic transmissions, auto headlights, auto wipers, automatic audio adjustment as speed increases, auto braking, blind spot detectors, rearview cameras, backup collision detectors, automatic adjusting cruise control, lane departure alert... the list could go on and on.All of this makes people not have to look around, pay attention to the conditions and what the car is doing. No wonder people think they can futz around on their phones while traveling at 80mph.
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